Remember, each week I give you a brief glimpse in photos of the non-crafty side of life...this is a day late cause I normally do photo glimpse posts on Saturdays - oh well...
My grandpa, "Gramps", my mom's dad, was a few weeks shy of turning 92 - he passed away while I was at SNAP. He was robust right up until a few weeks ago.
For those of you that are LDS, you'll know the significance of him being able to tour the new Temple in the Kansas City are - he was the branch president and then Bishop of the first Liberty ward to be established again since the time of Joseph Smith. So to go from that small start to think that there is now a temple in the area is amazing. He got to tour the temple a couple of weeks ago, and we were all hoping he'd be here for the Dedication. At the funeral the speaker waved Gramp's tickets to the Temple Dedication to the crowd saying something like "his tickets just came in today, with his name on them. I suppose he preferred to attend the dedication with his sweetheart instead." His wife, my mom's mom, died a couple months after I was born, of cancer.
Gramps had 12 children. Makes for quite the posterity. I think he has around 78 grand and great-grandchildren.
He was also a veteran of World War II - - at the graveside service he was given a 21 gun salute.
And random-ish picture, my dad's parents came into town for the funeral, so here's them, my parents, my family, and my brother and his wife, after the funeral:
I stand by my mantra "worst place ever to take a picture: church gym"